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Simon Kelner

Simon Kelner (born 1957) is a British journalist and newspaper editor.

Kelner was editor-in-chief of The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers. He was appointed in May 1998 to succeed Andrew Marr and Rosie Boycott and ended his tenure in 2008. After a stint as Managing Director of the Independent titles he was re-appointed editor in April 2010 by the new owner Alexander Lebedev.


Kelner won several awards during his employment at The Independent, including Editor of the Year in 2004 and 2010.[1]


  1. ^ GQ awards: Simon Kelner is Editor of the Year, The Independent, 9 September 2010

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  • Works by or about Simon Kelner in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Simon Kelner collected news and commentary at The Guardian
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Preceded by
Rosie Boycott and Andrew Marr
Editor of The Independent
1998 - 2008
Succeeded by
Roger Alton
Preceded by
Roger Alton
Editor of The Independent
Succeeded by
Chris Blackhurst
Preceded by
New position
Editor of i
Succeeded by
Stefano Hatfield

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